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  • Police looking for vehicle

    Taylorsville Police are looking for a vehicle that struck a parked car on East Main Street Sunday, October 25.

    Chief Toby Lewis said that a two-door, blue Mercury Cougar was side-swiped, possibly Sunday morning, by an unknown vehicle. From evidence at the scene, police believe the vehicle to be silver or white and likely traveling east bound at the time of the accident. No injuries were reported.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to call TPD at 477-3231.

     

  • Veterans Celebration Saturday

    The fourth annual Veterans Celebration is shaping up to be an eventful day in Taylorsville.

    “It seems to build each year,” said organizer D.J. Fee. “This Saturday is going to be glorious.”

    The Celebration grew out of Fee’s outreach organization Guard Duty, which she founded when her son Sam Atkinson deployed to Iraq. This year’s event will be extra-special for her as Sam came home on Halloween.

  • Candidates needed for weatherization, credit help and foreclosure rescue

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency needs applicants for its weatherization, credit management and foreclosure rescue programs.

    An influx of grant money, more than half a million dollars, has given MPCAA the ability to help more people in need throughout Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

    General qualification standards are based on sliding-scale poverty guidelines. For example, a 4-person household can make a gross monthly income of no more than $3,676.

  • H1N1 nasal vaccines available Thursday

    Spencer County Health Department will provide 2009 H1N1 influenza intra-nasal vaccine on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

    The vaccine will be available to eligible population on first come first serve basis. People who are eligible to get the vaccine include:

    • People within the age-groups 2-49 years old with no known chronic conditions.

    The clinic will follow the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and administer vaccine to the following target groups:

  • Drafting an alcohol ordinance

    The 60-day clock is ticking, but county officials are well on their way in creating an alcohol ordinance following voters’ repeal of prohibition in Spencer County.

    County Attorney Ruth Hollan presented a 15-page draft ordinance to fiscal court Monday afternoon modeled after an ordinance from Paintsville.

  • Are dairy farmers a dying breed?

    Scott Williams loves to drive to the highest ridge on his farm and look out at the patterns of the hay and cornfields and through the cedars to his grain silo and milk barn. But lately the third-generation dairy farmer has been looking at this land, the cows and the fields with as much sorrow as pride.

    He mulls over questions: How do we manage to stay in? Can we afford to get out? And what would I do?

  • Filing begins for county offices

    Ever looked at the state of city or county affairs and thought, “Well, if I was in office, I would...” Now is your chance to put action to those words by filing for one of the more than 20 local offices open in 2010.

    The filing window for state and local offices opens November 4 and runs through January 26, 2010. County office applications must be filed with the Spencer County Clerk’s office by 4 p.m. on the final day.

    The date of next year’s primary election is May 18, with the general election November 2.

  • Golden Alert ends well for Elk Creek man

    A missing Elk Creek man was discovered in Lebanon Junction five hours after a Golden Alert was issued statewide Friday afternoon.

    George Smith, 59, was found disoriented, but safe, by a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy following a traffic stop on KY 61. His wife reported him missing to local authorities around 3:30 p.m. Friday. According to the missing person report, Smith suffers from severe dementia.

    “The vehicle was driving erratically,” said Bullitt County Deputy  Tony Roberts.

  • Idol hopeful releases CD

    Former reality star and Taylorsville native, DeAnna Brown, has found life after Idol: She debuts a new album this month. 

    Brown, 27, was a contestant on American Idol Season 8, but was cut after a choreographed dance routine with the group.

    She was crushed after her elimination, mother Shelia Doty of Taylorsville, told the Spencer Magnet.

    “But good things came out of  American Idol,” she said. 

  • Slicing out a new dairy path

    Traditionally, global dairy markets dictate how much a farmer is paid for the product. But an ailing small dairy industry calls for creative takes on this model for survival.

    Cloverdale Creamery owners Patrick and Leeta Kennedy tipped the cow on hat model, so to speak, and have built a successful business with a small herd of Jerseys and Holsteins.

    Patrick was raised and worked on his father’s dairy farm in Jefferson County, so it was with some trepidation that he considered Leeta’s proposal to expand their Stone Cross Farm offerings and buy dairy cows.